Top Restaurants in Devon

At Taste Buds magazine, we know that not all food-lovers make good chefs. For those who prefer to eat than cook, and for aspiring chefs looking for a break from the kitchen, we feature restaurant reviews and recommendations for the best places to eat out in Devon.

Arundell Arms dining room table

Arundell Arms

Katy Hanley samples some fine dining at this two AA-rosette restaurant

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Gastro Getaways

Fantastic food in exceptional locations – Taste Buds uncovers the best places to combine memorable dining with a relaxing night away

The Lytehouse

As a general rule, my husband doesn't like sharing his food until, much to my delight, we discovered The Lytehouse, says Jennie Cooper

The Steam Packet Inn

Lucy Baker-Kind enjoys a winter pick-me up at The Steam Packet Inn, a family-run pub on the banks of the River Dart, Totnes

The Greedy Goose, Plymouth

The Greedy Goose, Plymouth

Fine flavour and presentation, coupled with the candlelit charm of a historic building, make this restaurant in Plymouth a hit with Lucy Baker-Kind

The Atrium Restaurant at Woodbury Park

You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the culinary side of this East Devon venue, as Belinda Dillon discovers

The Crab Shack

Seafood doesn’t come much more local than this, as Katy Hanley finds out on the shores of the Teign estuary

Guy Watson and Geetie Singh

Taste Buds talks to Geetie Singh, co-owner of Riverford Field Kitchen, about their veggie adventures

The NoBody Inn

Jeff and Jennie Cooper fall under the spell of this charming 17th century restaurant

In the Kitchen with… Ian Middleton

Taste Buds talks to the Head Chef at Dukes in Sidmouth about his enthusiasm for his work

The Bistro, Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne

Comfort food in a comfortable environment is Katy Hanley’s verdict on this welcoming venue

Rodean Restaurant

Jennie Cooper experiences another level of flavour at this welcoming Kenton venue

The Huntsman Inn

Playing a key role in Ide life since the 16th century, The Huntsman Inn has ‘local’ art the heart of its ethos, writes Belinda Dillon

The Church House Inn

Katy Hanley enjoys live music and traditional fare at this rustic village pub

Waterside Bistro

Anna Turns samples Matt Buzzo’s Devon specials at the Waterside Bistro in Totnes

The Riverford Field Kitchen

Jennie and Jeff Cooper experience something of a veggie adventure at Riverford’s popular restaurant near Buckfastleigh

In the Kitchen with… Mike Palmer

Taste Buds catches up with Mike Palmer, Head Chef at the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor

PL1 Restaurant, Plymouth

PL1 Restaurant, Plymouth

Jennie Cooper samples the culinary skills of some chefs of the future

Taste Buds' restaurant reviews give a real sense of what it feels like to visit each restaurant. Each review includes background information, a description of the setting and, of course, the food. A few choice samples are listed, as well as the prices and any further details should you want to visit yourself. If you missed an issue, all our reviews are kept in this archive for you to explore.

Chef interviews also feature in the magazine, an insight to the lives of professional chefs from local restaurants, catering companies, and many other food companies.

Reviews, interviews and food news is at the heart of what we do. Featuring only local content, you’re sure to find more top restaurants in Devon by clicking through these pages. Whether you’re looking for traditional British food, a cosy tea room or café, on the hunt for different deals, or an aspiring chef looking for a top tip, there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.

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… just like the food we write about, Taste Buds is lovingly made using the finest local ingredients!

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